2022 FA Cup Final Score: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (Liverpool win 5-6 on Penalties)
Date: Saturday 14th May
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Craig Pawson
Édouard Mendy, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rüdiger, Reece James, Jorginho (c) Mateo Kovačić, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Goal Scorer/s: none
Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konaté, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Naby Keïta, Jordan Henderson (c) Thiago, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Luis Díaz
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Goal Scorer/s: none
The 141st FA Cup Final
The 2022 FA Cup Final was the 141st final of the competition.
Wembley Stadium hosted the match contested between Chelsea and Liverpool on Saturday 14th May.
During the 2021/22 season Chelsea won 21 games in total, drawing 11 times and losing on six occasions to finish 3rd in the Premier League. Liverpool ended up finishing 2nd in the Premier League having registered 28 wins, eight draws and two losses.
The two teams also contested the 2022 League Cup final which Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the final at Wembley.
Chelsea’s run to the final saw them beat Chesterfield in the third round, Plymouth in round four and Luton Town in the fifth round. They defeated Middlesborough in round six and then beat Crystal Palace in the semi-finals.
Liverpool reached the final having defeated Shrewsbury Town in round three, Cardiff City in the fourth round and Norwich City in round five. They beat Nottingham Forest in the sixth round and were victorious against Manchester City in the semis.
After eight minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold slotted the ball into the path of Luis Díaz who closed in on goal. He shot low from the left yet Édouard Mendy got down to save it and eventually clear.
In the 23rd minute of the match, American Christian Pulisic had a great chance to put the Blues ahead, receiving the ball with a low cross from the right but striking the ball past Allison’s left post.
Chelsea continued to pile on the pressure and crafted another chance in the 27th minute yet the Reds keeper Alisson blocked a shot from the left by Marcos Alonso.
Just after half time, Alisson would again save shots from Pulisic and only one minute later a free-kick from wing-back Marcos Alonso.
Liverpool were on the back foot for large portions of the second half and Chelsea started to push for the win. But the Reds defended well and as the match moved into its final quarter, Liverpool’s quality upfront started to have an impact.
In the 83rd minute, winger Luis Díaz shot just wide of Mendy’s right post and seconds later defender Andrew Robertson connected with James Milner’s cross from the right to strike the Chelsea stopper’s left post from close range.
In the final moments of normal time, Luis Díaz curled a shot just past the right hand side of Chelsea’s goal with the game ticking over into its 90th minute.
After no goals in normal time, the game went into an extra period but with both teams failing to score in the additional 30 minutes, a penalty shoot-out would decide the final.
When Liverpool keeper Alisson saved Mason Mount’s spot kick it allowed Kostas Tsimikas to step up and win the game for his side. The defender struck his penalty low into the left corner, sent Mendy the wrong way and the Reds claimed their second major honour of the season.
- It was only the second time the same two sides (Chelsea and Liverpool) contested both the League Cup and FA Cup final in the same season. The previous occasion was during the 1992-93 campaign when Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday in both finals.
- Liverpool won both of England’s domestic cup competitions in the same season for the first time since 2000-01.
- Liverpool and Chelsea have met only once before in the FA Cup Final in 2012 which the Blues won 2-1.
- The final marked Chelsea’s 16th appearance in the FA Cup final compared to Liverpool’s 15th time. Both clubs sit third and fourth behind Manchester United on 21 occasions and Arsenal with 21.
- Liverpool have lifted the FA Cup in exactly 50 per cent of their previous 14 Finals in the competition.
2022 FA Cup Results
Manchester City 2-3 Liverpool, Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea, Crystal Palace 4-0 Everton, Southampton 1-4 Man City, Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool
Peterborough United 0-2 Man City, Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke City, Middlesbrough 1-0 Tottenham (AET), Luton Town 2-3 Chelsea, Southampton 3-1 West Ham, Liverpool 2-1 Norwich City, Everton 2-0 Boreham Wood, Nottingham Forest 2-1 Huddersfield Town
Manchester United 1-1 Middlesbrough (7-8 Pens), Kidderminster Harriers 1-2 West Ham (AET), Tottenham 3-1 Brighton, Crystal Palace 2-0 Hartlepool United, Huddersfield Town 1-0 Barnsley, Southampton 2-1 Coventry City (AET), Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth Argyle (AET), Everton 4-1 Brentford, Peterborough United 2-0 QPR, Cambridge United 0-3 Luton Town, Wolves 0-1 Norwich City, Manchester City 4-1 Fulham, Stoke City 2-0 Wigan Athletic, Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest 4-1 Leicester City, Bournemouth 0-1 Boreham Wood
Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City, Coventry City 1-0 Derby County, Burnley 1-2 Huddersfield Town, Mansfield Town 2-3 Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United 2-1 Blackpool, Bristol City 0-1 Fulham (AET), Millwall 1-2 Crystal Palace, Boreham Wood 2-0 Wimbledon, West Brom 1-2 Brighton (AET), Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Reading, Leicester City 4-1 Watford, Port Vale 1-4 Brentford, Wigan Athletic 3-2 Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United 0-1 Cambridge United, Barnsley 5-4 Barrow (AET), Peterborough United 2-1 Bristol Rovers, QPR 1-1 Rotherham United (Pen), Yeovil Town 1-3 Bournemouth, Swansea City 2-3 Southampton (AET), Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield, Hull City 2-3 Everton (AET), Birmingham City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle (AET), Luton Town 4-0 Harrogate Town, Cardiff City 2-1 Preston North End (AET), Stoke City 2-0 Leyton Orient, Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town, Tottenham 3-1 Morecambe, Wolves 3-0 Sheffield United, Chartlon 0-1 Norwich City, West Ham 2-0 Leeds, Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal, Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa